A GARBAGE man is under fire for dragging an injured dog across a footpath before dumping it in the truck’s compactor — but insists he did the pooch a favour.
Jadson James Franca, 35, has been sacked after a neighbour photographed him abusing the canine in Presidente Figueiredo, northern Brazil, on Thursday.
Shocked residents saw the binman hit the stray dog, which had two broken legs, before tying a chain around its neck.
As his colleagues watched, Franca dragged the suffering animal along the pavement before tossing it in the back of the garbage truck.
The animal was reportedly still alive when the truck pulled into the town’s rubbish dump but died of its injuries hours later.